Sherwood Group Prospects

The Sherwood Group Prospects is a nickel, chromium, cobalt, copper, gold, and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Sherwood Group Prospects  

State:  Oregon

County:  Baker

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Nickel, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 44.57833, -117.92000

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Sherwood Group Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sherwood Group Prospects


Commodity

Primary: Nickel
Primary: Chromium
Primary: Cobalt
Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


Location

State: Oregon
County: Baker


Land Status

Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Model Name: Podiform chromite (minor)


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: AVERAGE OF 1.22 % CR. TRACE AMTS OF CO, CU, AU, AG.
Analytical Data: ARITHMETIC AVERAGE OF 0.23 % NI. VALUES RANGE FROM 0.10 TO 2.36 % CR
Analytical Data: TOTAL OF 14 SAMPLES CONTAIN FROM 0.05 TO 0.50 % NI


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF SEVERAL SHALLOW CUTS, TRENCHES, TEST PITS, 10 - FT. SHAFT, AND SHORT ADIT.

Comment (Geology): AREA IS OVERLAIN BY MIOCENE DOOLEY MTN. RHYOLITE. BURNT RIVER SCHISTS OF PRE-UPPER TRIASSIC AGE INCLUDE HIGHLY DEFORMED PHYLLITE, GREENSTONE, GREENSCHIST, AND SMALL LIMESTONE PODS. SMALL BODIES OF QUARTZ DIORITE, GABBRO, SERPENTINITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): RAMP, LEN, 1978 , INVESTIGATIONS OF NICKEL IN OREGON: ODGMI MISC. PAPER NO. 20 , P. 60 - 61


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